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The anonymous sender of this letter writes that Alabama is his or her native state, and hopes that Governor Miller will save its "fair name." The writer asks the Governor to do something, "if you have to take those negroes out and shoot them." The…

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"An Alabaman" writes that he or she has always loved Alabama, but loves justice more. He or she writes that the Scottsboro case has been an outrage, and that white men should realize there are greater ideals than protecting their superiority complex.

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A Southern woman living in New York, Anne Pierce argues that, whether the Scottsboro Boys are guilty, their treatment in jail is "a relic of medieval torture quite indefensible." She writes that handling the youth in this manner does not help prevent…

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Flora Y. Hatcher, an Alabamian, writes that she is disappointed in the miscarriage of justice in Alabama and urges the governor to move the succeeding trials to Birmingham. She worries that the state has been condemned before the nation and praises…

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Concerned that the state has spent a lot of money on the trial of the Scottsboro Boys and will spend more yet, two "citizens and tax payers of Jefferson County, Alabama" offer to perform the Scottsboro Boys' execution for free. They mention to…

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Union members of the International Association of Projectionists and Sound Engineers in North America write that the White Ruling Class of Alabama prevents the Scottsboro Boys from having a fair trial, as they do not have a jury of their peers. The…

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J. A. Hendrix, a "friend and well wisher" of Governor Miller, congratulates the Governor on his performance in office so far and praises him for having great courage. He writes in detail that he agrees with the Governor on the "school" issue. He also…

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An African American, Levi G. Byrd of Cheraw, South Carolina, writes to Governor Graves, who had already been succeeded by Governor Miller. Byrd urges the Governor to look into the case thoroughly, given the enlightening information he has found in…

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Martin Flowers urges Governor Miller to "stand firm" in his support for the Scottsboro trial outcome. Flowers identifies himself as a southerner and warns Governor Miller of the dangers of "Communists" and their "propergander" by describing crimes of…

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Mary J. Biggs, an Alabamian, writes that the International Labor Defense asked her for a contribution to the Scottsboro Boys' fund. Because she did not have the money, she decides to write to Governor Miller to ask that he protect the boys.
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